I'm glad that I don't pretend to have any objectivity or lack of bias in what I write about - I write about the music I like. Or love. And I love the music of Blood Red Shoes. A quick look at my best of lists from 2012 and 2010-2011 clearly demonstrate this.
- In Time to Voices on my Favourite Albums of 2012
- "Heartsink" at number 2 on my Favourite Songs of 2010-2011 along with "Light It Up" at 33, "It Is Happening Again" at 48, and "Don't Ask" at 54.
- Fire Like This at number 3 on my Favourite Albums of 2010-2011
Over the relatively short time that I've been covering the Toronto concert scene, I've been surprised a few times. I've walked into clubs expecting a small audience to find the place sold out and packed with enthusiastic fans. I've walked into clubs expecting that I needed to get there early to get a spot up front and found the place more than half empty. It's always staggered me that this band doesn't fill venues five times the size of The Garrison. The songs are incredible, their show is fun, and their energy is perfection.
"I Wish I Was Someone Better" from Box of Secrets
"Don't Ask" from Fire Like This
"The Perfect Mess" from Blood Red Shoes
"An Animal" from Blood Red Shoes
"Cold" from In Time To Voices
"Lost Kids" from In Time To Voices
"This is Not for You" from Box of Secrets
"Say Something, Say Anything" from Box of Secrets
"Speech Coma" from Blood Red Shoes
"Heartsink" from Fire Like This
"Red River" from the Water EP
"Light it Up" from Fire Like This
"Colours Fade" from Fire Like This